The second and final firearm deer hunt scheduled this year for the Berry College Wildlife Management Area will be held Wednesday through Saturday, Dec. 3-6.

During this hunt, only permitted hunters will be allowed in the Wildlife Management Area; According to Berry officials, all other activity is prohibited including jogging, bicycling, etc. The paved Viking Trail running between the main and mountain campuses will be open.

All interior gated roads and/or trails leading from the main or mountain campuses onto the WMA will take you into the hunting areas. These areas will be posted with warning signs by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. It is very important that you pay close attention to the hunting dates and stay clear of the hunting areas.

The main campus and the mountain campus are protected by a buffer zone called the Berry Refuge. Hunters are not allowed inside the refuge area. No weapon of any type is allowed in the refuge area. Hunters may not access the WMA from campus.

Special Regulations: There is no open season for the taking of wildlife on the Berry College Refuge. Firearms and archery equipment are prohibited on the refuge. Hunters may not use the main campus for gaining access. Horse, bicycle and foot trails and surrounding areas are closed all day during deer firearm season and before 10 a.m. during deer archery and turkey season. No ATV may be used at any time.

Turkey Season: March 21-May 15, 2009.

Small Game Season: Dec. 7, 2008-Feb. 28, 2009.

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